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Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:32 AM

Sam Brownback kills report that would show how his Tea Party policies destroyed the Kansas economy

Source: Raw Story

Sam Brownback kills report that would show how his Tea Party policies destroyed the Kansas economy
Sarah K. Burris
26 Sep 2016 at 09:17 ET

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback enacted his grand “tea party experiment” of Republican government, where he and his Republican-led legislature cut taxes and significantly reduced spending. The result has been catastrophic for the state’s economy and for jobs, but a report that would detail just how catastrophic is now being censored by the Brownback administration.

According to a shocking Kansas City Star report, Brownback set up a group in 2011 that would put out quarterly reports showing the impact of Brownback’s economic laws. His problem, of course, is that the reports don’t show what he hoped they would. Instead, they reflect the downward spiral of the Kansas economy thanks to Brownback’s failed policies.

Last January, Brownback tried to hide the report when it showed something he didn’t like. Now, they’re going a different route and killing the report entirely. Brownback had hoped that the report would reflect a sudden jolt of economic excitement with the tax cuts. Now, they show that “Kansas sometimes was faring worse than it had before Brownback became governor.”

The administration flatly rejects this account of where the report went, claiming it was always too complicated for people to understand.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/sam-brownback-kills-report-that-would-show-how-his-tea-party-policies-destroyed-the-kansas-economy/

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Reply Sam Brownback kills report that would show how his Tea Party policies destroyed the Kansas economy (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 2016 OP
Solly Mack Sep 2016 #1
randome Sep 2016 #3
Solly Mack Sep 2016 #4
Cracklin Charlie Sep 2016 #13
RexCasual Sep 2016 #17
Stryst Sep 2016 #34
Pakid Sep 2016 #23
tclambert Sep 2016 #31
world wide wally Sep 2016 #2
global1 Sep 2016 #5
greymattermom Sep 2016 #6
Lulu KC Sep 2016 #8
Lucky Luciano Sep 2016 #14
allinthegame Sep 2016 #7
freebrew Sep 2016 #10
hatrack Sep 2016 #11
RexCasual Sep 2016 #18
CanonRay Sep 2016 #9
DorothyG Sep 2016 #12
leftyladyfrommo Sep 2016 #15
perdita9 Sep 2016 #22
Tempest Sep 2016 #25
leftyladyfrommo Sep 2016 #35
Lulu KC Sep 2016 #28
ffr Sep 2016 #16
Blue_Tires Sep 2016 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2016 #20
perdita9 Sep 2016 #21
Tempest Sep 2016 #24
LonePirate Sep 2016 #26
Lulu KC Sep 2016 #27
SpankMe Sep 2016 #29
geretogo Sep 2016 #30
demigoddess Sep 2016 #32
BREMPRO Sep 2016 #33

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:40 AM

1. "... claiming it was always too complicated for people to understand."

Snort

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:49 AM

3. From the Trump, Jr. school of excuses.

 

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:51 AM

4. Yep

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:13 AM

13. How long will Kansans...

Allow their elected officials to treat them as simpletons?

From the leaders: you people just don't know what's good for you.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:36 AM

17. As long as. . .

Kansans keep voting Republican, I'd imagine. Why Kansas voters continually and persistently vote against their own best interests is anybody's guess.

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Response to RexCasual (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:51 PM

34. God, guns, and gays?

Or just because they always have, and change is scary.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:09 PM

23. Maybe for the people who voted for him

but not for the rest of the world

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 01:40 PM

31. Well, you know, it's got, like, facts and truth and stuff that just doesn't fit the narrative

he wants to believe.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:47 AM

2. First, he has to have it edited by "the Kansas Ministry Of Truth"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:56 AM

5. Repug Governors Thoughout The U.S. Are Doomed....

as their People will retaliate the next time they are up for election and throw them out of office.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:59 AM

6. so why can't folks realize

that Trump wants to turn the whole country into Kansas?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:17 AM

8. I'm starting to think--

Last edited Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:43 PM - Edit history (1)

that it is too complicated for the Trump supporters to understand.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:16 AM

14. ...and there it is...sadly. nt

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:12 AM

7. Seriously

Brownback is on his second term. So is LePage. So is Scott Walker.
Electric sheep dream of tax cuts and they herd to that promise always.
That is why there are so many Republican governors.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:31 AM

10. Sarcasm?...nt

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:33 AM

11. Oh, like they did in Kansas in 2014?

Right, whatever . . .

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:41 AM

18. I wish you were right. . .

I like to think that every election, but it's turned out to be wishful thinking. Most red state voters get their opinions from Fox News and don't even know what the real issues are, let alone how they've been abused by their own state governments.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:28 AM

9. Information and facts are dangerous things!

Don't you people know that?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:55 AM

12. That always seems like one of the more suspicious reasons...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:19 AM

15. Don't worry. the KC Star will be all over that whole story.

They are on Brownback's back like a tick on a dog. Have been for months and months.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:06 PM

22. That's one good piece of news

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:37 PM

25. Don't count on it.

The one journalist who was all over Brownback and who was the author of the article about the report being killed was laid off this morning.

Yael T. Abouhalkah
40 mins ·
Good Monday morning. I am on to a new adventure after The Star decided to lay me off this morning after almost 37 years there, including 32 years on the Editorial Board.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 27, 2016, 06:01 AM

35. Wow. That is really surprising. nt

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:51 PM

28. The tick's been laid off n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:21 AM

16. Right out of eastern block hardline messages.

Trample the truth with your own propaganda. If you can't do that, kill their story.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:43 AM

19. Sadly that report could be tattooed on the arm of every Kansan

and he'd still get re-elected...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 11:57 AM

20. Contrast Kansas to California performance & recent headline "Business friendliest California {...}"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:05 PM

21. Does the Press in Kansas have a pulse?

Are they in a coma? Who is calling this guy out on his political experiments with people's lives?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:35 PM

24. The author of the KC Star story was laid off this morning

Yael T. Abouhalkah
40 mins ·
Good Monday morning. I am on to a new adventure after The Star decided to lay me off this morning after almost 37 years there, including 32 years on the Editorial Board.


Pretty suspicious after he just wrote about the killing of the report.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:44 PM

26. It does make one wonder if the layoff was politically motivated.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:56 PM

29. Brownback's a loser. Conservative economic principles are losers. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 01:11 PM

30. This is what the Rethuglicon party is all about today . Destroy democratic government and any one

or anything that might have leanings toward rule of , by , or for the people and install a Neo Feudal Corporate
state by any means necessary for the benefit of the Oligarchy . Too bad a large part of this country don't
realize this .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 01:58 PM

32. I lived in Kansas in the 50s and 60s

Kansans could not imagine voting for anyone but a republican. But back then they had excellent schools.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 02:10 PM

33. haha! "too complicated for PEOPLE to understand"

in other words the good results of "a sudden jolt and economic excitement with tax cuts" are too complicated for anyone to comprehend.. given they are designed to hide the truth of utter policy failure.

note;;;please highlight for debate Hillary..

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